Illinois Department of Transportation Announces Interstate Closures in St. Clair County for Resurfacing Work


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East St. Louis, IL – Motorists in St. Clair County should prepare for major roadwork on Interstate 55/64 over the coming weekend. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has scheduled patching and resurfacing activities that will affect both directions of the interstate across the Poplar Street Bridge, extending from a mile east of the Mississippi River to the I-55/64/70 interchange in East St. Louis.

According to IDOT, the construction is set to begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 22, and will continue until 5 a.m. on Monday, March 25. This extensive work necessitates the full closure of eastbound I-55/64, including all ramps leading to and from eastbound I-55/64 within the project’s specified limits. Additionally, the eastbound lanes of the Martin Luther King Bridge will also be closed to traffic. It is important to note that weekday traffic is expected to remain unaffected by these closures.

For drivers seeking information on traffic and road conditions during this period, IDOT recommends visiting their dedicated website at This site will provide the most up-to-date information regarding detours, road closures, and any further advisories to ensure safe travel around the impacted areas.


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